The Stanfields

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The Stanfields
The Stanfields - Group Photo.png
From left to right: Dillan Tate, Jason MacIsaac, Jon Landry, Calen Kinney, and Mark Murphy
Background information
Origin Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Genres Folk Rock, Punk Rock
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Groundswell Music/Warner Music Canada. Rookie Records(EU)
Members Jon Landry
Dillan Tate
Jason MacIsaac
Calen Kinney
Mark Murphy

The Stanfields are a Canadian rock music group, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.[1] Described by some sources as "the bastard children of AC/DC and Stan Rogers",[2] the band blends a hard rock style with elements of traditional Atlantic Canadian folk music.[2]

Musical career[edit]

Formed in 2008, the band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Landry, bassist Dillon Tate, guitarist Jason MacIsaac, bouzouki/fiddle player Calen Kinney, and drummer Mark Murphy. The band formed and started out by playing Rock, Folk, and Country music cover songs during open mic performances at the Seahorse Tavern in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They quickly gained local notoriety for their rowdy, entertaining live performances and were signed to Halifax independent label Groundswell Music in February 2010.

The Stanfields released their debut album Vanguard of the Young & Reckless in 2010, and followed up with Death & Taxes in 2012.[2] A third album, For King and Country was released on October 15, 2013.[3] The album contained 10 new songs written, performed and recorded completely acoustically.

The band's fourth full-length record, Modem Operandi, was released on September 18, 2015.

The band is known for its powerful live show, and have toured mostly in Canada and Germany. In 2012 the band signed a distribution deal with Cologne based punk rock label, Rookie Records.[4]


2014 Music Nova Scotia Awards Folk Recording of the Year for For King and Country

2013 East Coast Music Awards- Group Recording of the Year for Death & Taxes and the Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year.[1]

2013 Music Nova Scotia Awards- Group Recording of the Year for Death & Taxes and the Fan's Choice Entertainer of the Year.[5]


Vanguard of the Young & Reckless - GroundSwell Music (2010)

Death & Taxes - GroundSwell Music (2012)

For King and Country - GroundSwell Music (2013)

Modem Operandi - GroundSwell Music (2015)

Band members[edit]

Former members[edit]


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